The Hospital Charity shop first opened for business in 1986 and is now located in the atrium at RBH. Every year over £10,000 is raised by our amazing team of volunteers.
Recently the shop has undergone a complete transformation. The new shop sells a wide range of generously donated items. From clothes to puzzles and toys to books, the shop has many regular customers who pop in to grab a bargain.
Money raised from sales has funded important equipment from replacement mattresses for patient trollies, wheelchairs to ECG machines and ophthalmoscopes which all contribute to enhancing patient care and comfort.
Marion has been volunteering now for 5 years and has this to say:
“I have always worked full time and when I retired I missed being around people and being busy. I like volunteering in the appeal shop because it’s a friendly place to work and I really enjoy helping our customers and giving something back to our hospital”
Last year our hardworking shop volunteers worked over 750 hours in the charity shop and raised £11,700.
We are looking for volunteers who can help look after our shop. If you can help please get in touch with the Charity Office on 01202 704060 or contact us through the form below: